Etisalat Forms Exclusive Partnership With GSMA for Mobile 360 Series MENA Conference

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Published May 20th, 2018 - 10:19 GMT
Hatem Dowidar, Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat International
Hatem Dowidar, Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat International

Etisalat today announced its exclusive partnership with GSMA for Mobile 360 series-MENA conference in 2018 and 2019, a regional platform that attracts telecom leaders from across the global and regional mobile industry to address key challenges and opportunities in the mobile ecosystem.   

The three-day conference scheduled to take place during 27-29 November 2018 at Dubai World Trade Center will have a mix of keynote presentations, panel discussions and workshops aimed at senior-level decision makers across the region.

Hatem Dowidar, Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat International said: “Etisalat has a long standing relationship with GSMA and this collaboration to organise and participate in this prestigious industry event  gives a platform to all our industry peers to showcase technology innovation, discuss the latest digital trends and provide an insight into the latest technologies.

“This is also in line with our long term strategic vision and strategy ‘Driving the Digital Future to Empower Societies’ to engage with industry stakeholders on digital innovation and showcase the country’s pioneering effort in enabling advanced and cutting-edge technologies. Such events support the government’s ambitious initiatives such as the ‘Smart City’ project where technology is the enabler and aims to create happiness for the residents and visitors.” 

Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA said: “The UAE has benefited from significant investment in mobile technology, resulting in rising mobile broadband adoption, growing subscriber numbers and increasing smartphone use, all of which are radically transforming the lives of businesses and citizens across this diverse region. We are excited to embark on this partnership with Etisalat and to showcase how mobile is connecting everything and everyone to a better future.”

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Etihad Etisalat (Mobily)

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) is a Saudi company established in 2004. The Company’s major shareholders are Etisalat Emirates Group (27.99%) and the General Organization for Social Insurance (11.85%). The remaining shares are owned by institutional and retail investors.

 

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